Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wonka, How Much Do You Want for the Golden Goose?

I'm convinced that there are Gremlins living in the XBOX 360. And you know what? They hate Christmas with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns. Last year, on Christmas day, both of our boys received the games that were at the top of their lists. Santa ruled! After a minor scuffle on who would play their game first, a compromise was made and they went the two-player route. I don't remember whose game was chosen first because it does not matter. The disc was inserted into the newfangled machine and was met with three blinking red lights. Oh, this is so not good. A quick and frantic Google search informed us that this piece of crap needed to be sent in for super-secret Microsoft repair by Oompah-Loompahs in some video game system horror factory. It was two weeks before the boys could enjoy their favorite Christmas presents. This year, the XBOX 360 could sense the holiday spirit in the air. I don't know if it communicates with the Christmas tree lights that share the same electric current that flows through the Farklepants home, but if one inserts a game disc, one is met with three flashing lights. I'll give you one guess as to what Santa is bringing the boys this year. You're correct! Video games for the XBOX 360 that they once again aren't going to be able to play! Now I have to come up with something great to shower them with Christmas morning to stave off the disappointment. I wonder if I fire off an angry letter to Bill Gates himself about how he's ruined two Christmas's in a row for our boys; he'll send us a new one...and a spare?


Karen said...

Let me know how that turns out because there are some letters I'd like to compose as well. Poor kids, not being able to play with their gifts on Christmas. Maybe you can visit the neighbors kids' to see/play with what they got.

Badness Jones said...

OH Tootsie! I am so glad my kids haven't discovered video games (yet!)

I don't even bother asking Hubs to help with the Christmas shopping anymore....I don't even expect him to buy anything for me....my mom thinks I should fill my own stocking with lovely expensive trinkets and stick the bill into Hub's!

....oh, and Bad likes older women by the way!

Madame Queen said...

Hey, it can't hurt! I say go for it!! Let me know how it turns out and I just might write a letter about my xbox 360 that broke....yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Since it's obvious this thing won't be resolved before Christmas, I fortunately got a few ideas while out with Boy-Child#1 this evening. So I'm heading out in the a.m. to pick up a couple of things.

They'll still be disappointed though.